NED Stands in Solidarity With Human Rights Activists Around the World

International Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on December 10. It commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

NED is dedicated to fostering the growth of a wide range of democratic institutions abroad, including political parties, trade unions, free markets and business organizations, as well as the many elements of a vibrant civil society that ensure human rights, an independent media, and the rule of law. We are proud to stand with grantees all around the world who are working to improve human rights conditions in their countries.

Behind the Walls: Three Uyghurs Detail their Experience in China's Secret ‘Re-education’ Camps

Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur Service has consistently documented the worsening human rights situation in China’s Far West, also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) through its journalism in one of the world’s most difficult media environments. This has included the vast incarcerations of 1 million or more adults in “re-education camps,” which began last year. This project gives a rare glimpse into a situation that has begun to raise concerns around the world about what’s being described as a new apartheid state.

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NED honors the memory of Lyudmila Alexseyeva

With great sadness, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) mourns the loss Lyudmila Alexseyeva, the “’Grandmother’ of the Russian Human Rights Movement,” who died Saturday in Moscow at the age of 91. Alekseyeva, a co-founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG) received the Endowment’s 2004 Democracy Award.

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Perspectives on Transparency, Human Rights, and Civil Society in Angola

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